A Look at ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Joseph St Pierre

From the creators of the beloved Emmy award-winning show Phineas and Ferb comes Milo Murphy’s Law. The show stars “Weird Al” Yankovic as Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of Murphy’s law namesake (Murphy’s law is the old saying that states “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong). Starring alongside Weird Al are Sabrina Carpenter and MeKai Curtis as Milo’s best friends Melissa Chase and Zack Underwood.

Milo Murphy’s Law is expected to have songs written and performed by Phineas and Ferb co-creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh. Yankovic performs the theme song, and the show is set to feature more of his quirky songs as well. Povenmire and Marsh will also voice two characters in the show.

What’s It About?

For generations, the men in the Murphy family have been affected with a rare trait known as Extreme Hereditary Murphy’s Law condition (EHML). Sadly, Milo Murphy is yet another in the long line of ancestors to be afflicted with it. As a result, Milo is always expecting the unexpected. Whatever goes wrong – and something always does – Milo is prepared for every possibility. Armed with knowledge, a backpack of supplies, and endless optimism and enthusiasm, he can turn whatever catastrophe the world throws at him into a fun adventure. In each episode comprising of two 11-minute stories, Milo, and his best friends Zack and Melissa, find ways to get creative as life hurls many obstacles in his way.

A Great Cast

The show will feature some top actors lending their voices to the array of colorful recurring characters. Mr. Robot star Christian Slater will be playing Elliot Decker, the school crossing guard and self-proclaimed “Safety Czar” of Jefferson G. County. As “Safety Czar”, Elliot has made it his mission to protect Milo from the world. Sarah Chalke is no stranger to providing her voice for animated characters as she stars in the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty. In Milo Murphy’s Law, she will be playing the school’s science teacher, Miss Murawski.

It is currently unknown if any characters from Phineas & Ferb will be making cameo appearances in the new series, but it would be great to see some familiar faces.

Fans of Phineas & Ferb should be sure to check out Milo Murphy’s Law when it premieres on the Disney XD channel on October 3.

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